Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 21:25:25 -0600
From: "Walt Kienzle" <wkienzlenopsam.net>
Subject: Re: Purchasing car at end of lease from Saab


Not that I have much experience with lease give-backs, but it sounds like they are trying to twist your arm on this one and get you to pay as much as they want. I find it hard to imagine that a car in acceptable condition wouldn't be a candidate for sale in the hours before it goes on the truck to auction - assuming that is where it will actually go. Maybe it would work if you sent someone else in to make an offer on the car for you right after you drop it off. Walt Kienzle "Sandstones" <sandstonesnopsaml.com> wrote in message news:26%%9.25041$ce4.7464809nopsamter.socal.rr.com... > I have a 2000 Saab convertible that has its lease up in four months. > > Saab USA gave me a purchase price that is below what the lease contract > said, but is still more than today's retail Kelly Blue Value, and I'm sure 4 > months from now the value is less. Saab claims the price is set by an > insurance policy they deal with, and there is no negotiation at all. > However, I am not going to pay more than the car is worth - presumably I > could wander into a dealer and buy it used for less than they want. > > Saab also said when they get it back the car is going to be sold at auction. > Since I assume the auction price is more like the wholesale price, that's at > least a $5000 difference. I would think that someone in that chain involving > the insurance company would like to get more than the wholesale value for > the car, but don't have a clue on how to find out who that party is. > > Anyone have any thoughts? > >

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